along the way. Some ports are interesting places to go and some, well, let’s just say it’s just better to stay Read more
A few years ago, around Thanksgiving, some of the kids and I Read more
A good church is one that does more than offer its members a place to worship. A good church supports its members in their lives outside the church as Read more
A dictionary defines the word edge in several ways, but my favorite is “the point at which something is likely to begin.” Throughout each day, we encounter edges, points at which something is likely to begin. Read more
I have been a mother for 28 years. If you count the year of gestation then you could say I’ve been a mom for 29 years. I’m 56 and for probably 50 of those years all I ever wanted to be was a mom. There is no Read more
What’s in a Well?
Traveling to Ethiopia this summer, I was struck by several things. But there is one image that comes to my mind so often. Often as I’m getting a quick drink of water at the fridge, or Read more
I was Read more
You’ve given me a staggering task, ruling this mob of people. Yes, give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go among this people—for who on his own is capable of leading these, your glorious people?
—2 Read more
Hello one and all….
It’s funny that the new “buzz” word in business circles is multi-tasking. You know, for most of us women, this is NOTHING NEW. We have been multi-tasking for Read more
Is this a busy time of year for you? Wow . . . the end of school, programs, ball game tournaments, finals, graduations, wow! That’s all I can say: WOW! And to be honest, I get so overwhelmed I don’t even Read more
I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love music. There was a time in my life that I thought music didn’t love me, but I have always been drawn to music. Music has been and continues to be woven into the very Read more
Remember that song, Summertime….. And the livin’ is easy!!!? Clearly those lyrics were not written by a mom. Summertime has been anything but easy—can I get an “amen”?
Isn’t it funny (at least Read more
My youngest brother Craig and his wife Sandy (yes we have two Sandi/Sandy Pattys in the family) have the most adorable son. They adopted him when he was about 8 months old and is one of the “oldest souls” Read more